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Pictures: Porsche officially reveal 919 Hybrid LMP1 racer

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    So Audi are (likely) to be grey and white with splash of red, Porsche are grey and white with a splash of red and Toyota are mainly white with a splash of red and blue. It’s a good thing the racing in WEC is good…

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    Is this really the final livery, rather than some awful launch gimmick?

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    Keith Collantine

    @matt90 Both…

    Meanwhile here’s a new video, which is rather better than the last one:

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    Official shots of the new Porsche 919 Hybrid are still exciting even if the race livery is a bit drab!

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    Do you think they were planning a Martini livery before Williams grabbed them?

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    From the design images they’ve released so far, Rebellion could be going back to a white car as well. I guess white shows up the dirt and battle scars better after a 24-hour race – that’s why all the white cars are in LMP1 and not F1. There’s still time though, c’mon Williams.

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    It reminds me of this (which is not a good thing)

    BMW Artcar

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    I can’t help thinking it’s extremely ugly.
    Not as ugly as Caterham’s CT05 though.

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    I think the new Audi and Porsche look bloody brilliant, but that Porsche’s livery is so boring. I guess the main thing these liveries need is a title sponsor, in Porsche’s case something like Rothmans or Martini. It’s really weird that they don’t go for a more eye-catching livery, as they claim it is their vision for the sports car of the future

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    For the earlier part of this conversation: here is a mention in the statement about the engine being a V4.

    The drive system of the new LMP1 race car is based on a four cylinder petrol engine that is as compact as it is lightweight. It performs load-bearing functions within the chassis based on its V-angle construction, which also offers thermodynamic advantages.

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    Ah, although it still doesn’t say V4 om there, just a 4 cylinder!

    Could be a straight four?

    Could be a flat four too, especially as the Flat engine is the weapon of choice for Porsche’s sports cars…

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    This video really nicely shows how open the ducting under the nose through to the sides is on the Porsche. It surprising how much daylight you can see.

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